by Seymour Simon


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Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon in this picture book introduction to the leader of the pack: wolves!

Wolves are much more than big, bad animals that prey on other animals. Did you know that wolves…

  • are like dogs—they are loyal, affectionate, and highly intelligent.
  • live in packs—or families—led by the strongest female and male.
  • are friendly with one another: They play games, bring food to one another, and even babysit one another's cubs!

With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about wolves—their behavior and habitat—in this informative picture book!

Perfect for young scientists’ school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards.

Check out these other Seymour Simon books about Animals:

  • Big Cats
  • Butterflies
  • Cats
  • Crocodiles & Alligators
  • Dogs
  • Dolphins
  • Frogs
  • Gorillas
  • Horses
  • Insects
  • Penguins
  • Sea Creatures
  • Sharks
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Whales
  • Wild Babies

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061626579
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/03/2009
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 108,863
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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Wolves 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this amazing book! it was so interesting! it had everything i needed to know about wolves!
n.oyaizu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
1. Main characterwolves2. Write the summary of the book.In many ways, wolves are like dogs and lions; yet wolves have a bad reputation, unlike dogs and lions. Dogs are our "best friends," but all the dogs in the world are descended from wolves that were descended more than ten thousands years ago. Wolves, like humans, are very adaptable to different climates and surroundings. At one time, wolves roamed across nearly all the North America, Europe and Asia. Wolves can live in forests, grasslands, mountains, swamps, even in the frozen, tree-less tundras of the far north. Wolves have marvelous hearing. Like bads and dolphins, wolves can also hear high-pitched sounds well above the range of human hearing. Scientists believe that wolves hunt small prey more by sound than by smell or sight.3. Write your feelings about the book in details.An adult wolf can wight from 40 to 175 pounds (18 to 80 kilograms) and stretch more than 6 feet (2 meters) from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail(See p E)I don't want to encounter such a large wolf in the forest.4. Write the words, phrases or sentences that impressed you most in the book and explain why they impressed you. Or you could write your questions about the book.Some wolves are higher and some are lower. This "dominance order" helps prevent fighting with the pack(See p E).I wouldn't like to become lower if I were a wolf.
NancyStorm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beautiful photos with excellent facts including a brief history and current populations located throughout N. America. Nice coffee table book.
klpopwell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very interesting book to read, but not appropiate for a read aloud. Great book for taking out when studying families or animals for children to look at during free time.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book features large, flashy photographs across from rather long pages of detailed information. We learn about different species of wolves, how wolves live and play together, and about how wolves have gotten a bad rap. The question at the end is: should the wolves be reintroduced into Yellowstone? (Obviously they have at this point.) The author doesn't say yes, but has certainly stood up for wolves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago